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How to treat brain meningiomas?

How to treat brain meningiomas?

Several options: Depending on the size, location and symptom/age/medical condition of the patient. Some benefits from observation with repeat mri. Some benefits from special radiation, called stereotactic radiation. Some benefits from surgery. Yet, some needs both surgery and radiation. Please discuss with a neuro-surgeon to find your best option. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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How to treat arterial injuries?

How to treat arterial injuries?

Surgery : Depends on the type and location of injury. Some are treated by surgery while others can be treated by covered stent grafts, some injuries can be treated by observation alone. ...Read more

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How to treat diplopia associated with brain injury?

How to treat diplopia associated with brain injury?

Depends: Diplopia (seeing double) can be caused by damage to one of the nerves moving the eyes (cranial 3, 4 or 6) which can be improved after 6 months time to heal by surgery. Or it can be due to destabilization of the coordination center in the brain stem which can usually be improved with prism glasses. This should be evaluated by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do you define anoxic brain injury?

No oxygen: An anoxic brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can be global in nature, as in chocking or near-drowning, or it can be local, as in a stroke. ...Read more

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How to treat severe whiplash and concussion?

How to treat severe whiplash and concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more stain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read more

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How to heal pons stroke?

How to heal pons stroke?

Rehab: Time will heal. Make sure you are taking the medicationg prescribed. Be active with physical and speech therapy. ...Read more

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How to treat an ACL injury?

How to treat an ACL injury?

If a full tear: It needs surgery and physical therapy. Depends on your age and underlying baseline health among other things. ...Read more

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How to treat amnesia from a concussion?

How to treat amnesia from a concussion?

Amnesia treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. Contact your doctor or a neurologist for help with diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more

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How to tell if a migraine causes brain damage?

How to tell if a migraine causes brain damage?

Unlikely: Brain damage is truly rare with migraine history. However if you are worried for any reason, you should discuss with your doctor and maybe an MRI may be warranted to evaluate the brain structure. ...Read more

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How does a physician diagnose traumatic brain injury?

How does a physician diagnose traumatic brain injury?

Few things: The diagnosis is based on history of hitting one's head, the presence of absence of memory loss, imaging can be helpful, and then the history of new symptoms like ha, trouble concentrating etc, that were not there before the head injury. ...Read more

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How to treat vegetative-vascular dystonia?

How to treat vegetative-vascular dystonia?

Hot/cold showers: This diagnosis is popular in the eastern europe; in the us it is called vaso-vagal dysfunction (or syncope). Regular aerobic exercise, good hydration, regular meals, and enough sleep can help. A treatment popular in the eastern europe involves taking a hot shower and at the end making the water cold for 2 minutes. This does condition your blood vessels, although there are no controlled studies. ...Read more

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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

Depends, see Doctor : This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose and treat vagal nerve damage.

How do you diagnose and treat vagal nerve damage.

Complicated answer: I would need more info as the diagnosis falls into 2 categories- one when the nerve is overactive (vasovagal syncope) or underactive ( bowel stasis- gastroparesis). In my experience the overactive form is more common in the younger patient and the underactive form is more common in older individuals and particularly those with diabetes. Please meet with your doctor to discuss. Well wishes. ...Read more

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How to treat knee injury when hurling?

How to treat knee injury when hurling?

Stop Playing: Hurling is a collision sport with rapid, forceful, high speed direction changes of players. Both of these are particularly stressful on knees and especially so if you already have an injury to your knee. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged vagus nerve?

How to treat a damaged vagus nerve?

Depends: Really depends on where the nerve is damaged and what caused the damage to assess whether the nerve can be repaired. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to repair spinal/nerve tissue damage due to drug abuse?

You can't: "repair" it by anything you do. Some people might advise making sure you have adequate b vitamins, particularly thiamine, which is necessary for good nerve function, so you might take a therapeutic multivit, but I am unaware of any studies that would indicate they work. Nerves may heal over time. If the nerve was actually physically damaged, you could see a neurosurgeon for advice. Stop using. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get traumatic nerve injury?

How common is it for somebody to get traumatic nerve injury?

Highly variable: In order for it to happen one has to suffer trauma to a nerve or nerve plexus. This can happen from blunt trauma, lacerations, gun shot woulds etc. ...Read more

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Can brain injury lead to autism?

Can brain injury lead to autism?

Not by definition: A brain injury under the age of three, would fit the research definition as a cause of cerebral palsy and any associated limitations would be part of it. After three, the limitations would be brain injury related. The complex interplay of language, social and other features of autism do not fit a the pattern of an injury as it affects too many different areas of the brain at the same time. ...Read more

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How to treat optic neuritis?

How to treat optic neuritis?

Steroids: Optic neuritis can be the initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but could be due to many other causes. Typically, best to use intravenous Methylprednisolone but acth would also work, and oral steroids at high enough doses may reverse the visual loss. But beware, if an MRI shows multiple lesions, as there is a potential need to confirm ms. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more